Brenda Maddox

Yeats The Protestant

W B Yeats: A Life, Vol II- The Arch-Poet 1915-1939

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IF EVER A life demanded two volumes of biography, it is W B Yeats’s. He lived, at the very least, two long lives – as poet and as public man – and owed allegiance to two countries. In old age he told his friend Oliver St John Gogarty, ‘the best life consists of six weeks in England and six weeks in Ireland alternately’.

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